Hunting the Supermoon

A day ahead of lunar perigee, I lay in wait outside of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, looking southeast down Main Street where the Moon is likely to rise tonight.

Moon rise was 8:00pm EDT, but it was almost 8:15 by the time I saw the Moon get over the clutter on the horizon and out from between some clouds. With the Moon over the Sprain Brook Parkway overpass in the distance, it looked much larger to the human eye than it actually is. Quite the Moon illusion. Photo below of a kinda ‘Elmsfordhenge’ with the Moon rising aligned with the main street!

Data for NYC metro area:

Full Moon is 7:51am Tuesday morning (after the Moon has set).

The Moon is closest to us Tuesday at 7:24pm.

Moon rise Tuesday night will be at 9:15pm! About four degrees to the right of tonight’s Moon (about half a fist width at arm’s length).

Canon XS on tripod. 55mm lens at f/7.1, 1/80 second at ISO 400.

Bonus photo in the opposite direction of the sky above the setting Sun.

Canon XS on tripod. 18mm lens at f/7.1, 1/80 at ISO 400.

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